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Michael Farfan

Philadelphia Union Fans: Vote for Michael Farfan on the FIFA 13 Cover!

Philadelphia Union midfielder Michael Farfan has been nominated as one of the 2012 MLS finalists to be voted onto the FIFA 13 cover. Farfan, the San Diego-born Union player, has been having a breakout season with the club. This nomination is just more proof that Farfan is evolving into a MLS-renowned star. He was drafted […]

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John Hackworth

Philadelphia Union: John Hackworth Promoted to Team Manager

After firing previous manager Peter Nowak, the Philadelphia Union appointed John Hackworth to the position of interim club manager. On Thursday, the Union’s administration decided that Hackworth should lose the “interm” title and be promoted to full-time team manager. At age 42, Hackworth has been around soccer for almost 20 years now. Most of this […]

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Despite Man Advantage, Union Drop Heartbreaker to Columbus

On Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Union (7-13-4) played in front of a home crowd of 16K strong fighting to stay in the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. This was a do-or-die match for the Union, where a win would not only mean 3 points but a 6-point swing in relation to the Columbus Crew, […]

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Union fall to Red Bulls

Shorthanded Union Drop Close Match to Red Bulls

Although the Philadelphia Union (2-6-1) played a close, well-fought game, they simply couldn’t hold onto their second half lead against their arch rival, the New York Red Bulls. In a game where goals were plentiful, the Union out jumped to a 2-1 lead, fueled by Columbian striker Lionard Pajoy who has had a quiet season […]

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Should the Philadelphia Union Pursue Raúl?

With the recent announcement that Spanish striker phenom Raúl González Blanco–better known to soccer fans as Raúl–played his final game with his current club, Schalke 04, against the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday May 9th, Union fans have been hoping that his last stop for his European club will also be his first for an American one. Raúl […]

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Union lose to Sounders 1-nil

Union Drop Second Straight Game in Loss to Seattle

In the MLS Game of the Week, featured on ESPN, the Philadelphia Union suffered a 1-0 defeat to the streaking Seattle Sounders. The Union (2-5-1) were dominated by the third-place team in the Western Conference; they were out shot, out-hustled, and most importantly out-played. Philadelphia generated next to no offense with poor performances from players […]

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Gabriel Farfan

Philadelphia Union: Farfan’s Suspension Now 3 Games

The MLS administration has recently decided that Gabriel Farfan’s reckless sliding tackle in the Philadelphia Union’s game against Chivas USA is worthy of a more lengthy suspension than 1 game from a red card. Farfan, who in the 85thminute slid into the back of Chivas defender James Riley, not only injured Riley, but started a […]

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Union Fall to Earthquakes

Union Fall Late to San Jose

In an evenly-paced game that looked as though it would end in a 1-1 draw, Philadelphia suffered a devastating defeat due to a goal in the 93rdminute. With a late connection from Gabriel Gomez, the 18K at PPL Park believed that their team would earn a well-deserved draw. But their hopes were crushed when Steven […]

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Zac MacMath vs Chivas

Despite 3 Ejectons, Union Win 1st Road Game

In a high-drama, action-packed game in California, the Philadelphia Union (2-3-1) managed to hold on to a 1-0 victory over Chivas USA. The Union extended their span of time without conceding a goal to 332 minutes, thanks to the recently impressive play by goalie Zac MacMath. With the deceptive footwork of midfielder Michael Farfan, and […]

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Union Beat Crew, Win 1st Game

On a sunny afternoon in PPL Park, featuring 18,500 screaming home fans, the Philadelphia Union (1-3-1) won their first game of the season thanks to a successful penalty kick. The Columbus Crew, who were 2-2 coming into today’s match, were frustrated by the ineptitude of their offense, caused by the play of Philadelphia’s defense and […]

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Union Draw with Vancouver

Union Draw Vancouver, Net First Points

On a rainy, overcast afternoon in Chester, the Vancouver Whitecaps traveled to Philadelphia (0-3-1) to play the winless Union. The commanding storyline was the return of the all-too-familiar bright orange cleats of star forward Sebastian Le Toux, making his first appearance in PPL Park since leaving Philadelphia. Although the Union dominated the game between the […]

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Union to Host Aston Villa

All soccer fans must report to PPL Park in Chester, PA this summer on July 18. In a series of international friendlies around the MLS, the Union are scheduled to be a part of the action. This game is during a break in the MLS season for the all-star game and the surrounding activities with […]

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